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Amber-Rose Berry just became the youngest female to swim from Millers Point to Rooi Els.

The 16-year-old lifeguard at Clifton Surf Lifesaving Club crossed the Fale Bay crossing in 9 hours and 40 minutes on 3 December.

Berry was meant to do the swim in 2020, but the event was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“It has been my goal since 2020. I always told myself I was meant for more than just swimming laps in a pool.”

She said being in the water for 9 hours was challenging, but the Grade 10 learner managed to complete this massive challenge during her exams.

“This happened during exams. It kept me in a good routine of writing in the morning, studying in the afternoon and swimming in the evening.”

This isn’t the first major swim challenge that Berry has completed. She’s done the Cape to Robben Island crossing twice, finishing it for the first time at the age of 13.

This isn’t the end of Berry’s long-distance swimming challenges. She has her eyes set on the English Channel next.

Image credit: News24

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